Is there anywhere better to be for Black Friday shopping than in Orlando? Orlando vacation packages can help you save big on your trip and the best Black Friday shopping tips can help you save big on your holiday shopping. Whether you want to pick up some presents for yourself or your family, we’ve got all the best tips for you here.
1. Check out the Orlando Premium Outlets
With two separate locations, the Orlando Premium Outlets are a great spot for Black Friday shopping. You can count on their already discounted prices being slashed at dozens of stores, including Nike Factory Outlet and Prada. Check out the location on International Drive near the tourist district, or visit the location in Lake Buena Vista, close to Disney hotels.
2. Be the first to get new Disney product releases
Head to Disney Springs on Black Friday to check out some special edition accessories and costumes. We believe these will sell out, so make sure you’re there early if they interest you. There are a wealth of options, including a Dooney & Bourke Woodland Winter Print Collection at Every After Jewelry Co., Woodland Winter Print dress at Cherry Tree Lane, limited edition Disney pins and ornament sets at Disney’s Pin Traders, and an exclusive black MagicBand available at World of Disney.
3. Save big on specialty gifts
Disney Springs stores are going to have some unique specialty gift sales going on during Black Friday. Highlights include a holiday t-shirt from the Coca-Cola store for less than $6 if you spend $35, 10% off your purchase at Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers, 10% off at the Duncan Yo-Yo kiosk, free nutcracker at the LEGO Store with a $99 purchase, 25% off at Shop for Ireland, 10% off hammocks and chairs from Swings ‘N Things, and 20% off your total purchase at The Store at Planet Hollywood Observatory.
4. Take advantage of early hours for Lake Buena Vista Factory stores
Guests at Orlando hotels won’t want to miss the Black Friday deals at Lake Buena Vista Factory stores. If you want to get a head start, you can head over between 10 am and 9 pm on Thanksgiving Day, or wait until Black Friday and get there as early as 7 am.
5. Pick up beauty and skin care products for stocking stuffers
Many people stick to the big ticket items on Black Friday sales, but if you’re in town via Orlando vacation packages, remember that you’re going to have get your loot home. That’s why we recommend thinking about smaller stocking stuffers. Disney Springs stores are offering some great deals for these, including 40% off all shaving and skin care kits at The Art of Shaving, $20 off a purchase of $65 or more at Kiehl’s Since 1851, a $100 value gift collection at L’Occitane en Provence for just $74, or the Superstar Minis collection from Origins (a $90 value) for just $25.
6. Don’t wait until the day of to get ready
Black Friday has changed over the years. Gone are the days when you could simply show up to your favorite spot, check the ad, and get what you wanted. Now, limited stocks and extreme deals keep people fighting for the best deals. Go over your options in advance and make sure you’ve got a plan for the big day.
7. Sign up for rewards and discounts before Black Friday
Many stores and shops have discounts or rewards for members of their elite clubs. All it takes to get involved is to download their app or sign up for a newsletter. However, if you wait until the day of, it may be too late. Once you have a plan in place, check each store to see what kinds of discounts you can find.
8. Get huge discounts on accessories like jewelry and eyeglasses
If you think of Black Friday as just a time to get discounts on gifts for others, then you’re missing half the fun. It’s also a great time to get some amazing deals on things. Some of the Disney Springs options that may work for your own needs include 20% off your entire purchase at Alex and Ani, buy one get one half off hats at Chapel Hats, 10% off purchases of $150+ at Erwin Pearl, 25% off at Filthy Rich Kiosk, 30% storewide at Kipling, up to 50% off at Oakley, and save 20% - 25% at TUMI.
9. Save on activities too
Some of the best gifts don’t come in boxes. Buy tickets for the Aerophile before 10 AM on Black Friday and get $10 off, get $2 off face painting at Disney Springs’s Enjoy your Face, get tickets to the final performances at Cirque du Soliel La Nouba for just $39 each, or get a free game of bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes for every $50 gift certificate purchased.
10. Remember that this should be fun!
Can you get great deals on Black Friday? You sure can! But remember that this should be fun. Plan some time to get to the great sales, but take time to relax too. After all, Orlando hotels offer you plenty of opportunity to do so!